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Chapter Six 'The Line' 

Having lied to her father about joining the cheerleaders, Claire decides the time has come to teach the team captain a lesson when she is told that she didn't make the squad. Having ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Dawson
Niki Sanders
Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Hiro Nakamura
Maya Herrera
The Haitian
The Swordsmith
Yaeko (as Eriko)


Having lied to her father about joining the cheerleaders, Claire decides the time has come to teach the team captain a lesson when she is told that she didn't make the squad. Having convinced Monica to come to New York, Dr. Suresh isn't at all comfortable when the Company asks him use her as a guinea pig for a variant of the vaccine. The Company backs down but he learns that Niki Sanders has been assigned to work with him. Alejandro and Maya make it to the US border only to be stopped by a citizens border patrol unit. Having painted a Menendez-like painting, Peter Petrelli heads for Montreal to see if they can get some clues as to who Peter really is. Hiro may ruin the time-line when he gives in to temptation and kisses Yaeko only to learn that Takezo Kensei was watching them. HRG man and the Haitian visit an old colleague from the Company in an attempt to locate Isaac Mendez's last paintings. They show that they are more than ready to use violence to get what they want. Written by garykmcd

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29 October 2007 (USA)  »

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At the tryouts, Debbie mispronounces the word "extraordinary" as two words rather than one (ex-TROR-dinary). This basically means very ordinary instead of super special. Claire makes the same mistake at lunch with West. See more »


Noah Bennet: You've got principles, and that's fine. But to bring down this company, sometimes we have to do bad things. Don't disappoint me, Suresh.
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The Line was only a fairly good episode of "Heroes"
1 November 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Peter and Kate vow to go to Montreal, Canada, with Kate especially wanting to "kill the bitch" who killed her brother, Ricky. Sylar, Maya, and Alejandro are crossing the U.S. border. The border patrol hold them up. Sylar tells Maya to go ahead and kill them. She does. Her twin brother tries to kill Sylar but Maya stops him and tells him he's going to take them to Mohinder. Alejandro agrees to let Sylar to stay but he tells Maya if she kills again he won't hold her hand. Noah and the Haitian are in Odessa, Ukraine, to meet with Noah's mentor in the Company to get info about where the rest of Issac's paintings are. Every time this mentor refuses, the Haitian removes a precious memory of his. He finally relents after Noah threatens to remove one of his late daughter. Noah then trashes the place and shoots him. Claire had called during this time to ask to borrow the car. Noah gives his permission and tells her to keep the door closed this time. Claire is having trouble getting on the cheerleading squad because the captain, Debbie, doesn't like her. So later at night while Debbie is drinking, Claire and West play a kidnapping scheme that frightens Debbie and brings the cops who discover her bottle which forces her resignation. Claire is now in! After treating Monica, Mohinder is told by boss Bob to inject her with something that would take her new found powers away. Since Monica seems to enjoy what she had just discovered on herself, Mohinder eventually refuses and threatens to quit taking Molly with him. Since Bob really likes Mohinder and wants him to stay, he apologizes and gives Monica all the aid she needs when he takes her home. Mohinder is given a new partner in Niki. The way Niki speaks, she sounds like Jessica. Don't know about this one...As Ando and a scientist read about Hiro's adventures in 17th century Japan, we find out that after rescuing Tekzeo's girlfriend's father, Hiro's than teleports that girlfriend away from the battle scene to a forest space where despite knowing about the space/time continuum, Hiro and the girlfriend kiss after she realizes that Hiro did all the things she thought was Tekzeo when she was rescued. Tekzeo sees the kiss and betrays Hiro to the enemies as the girlfriend watches. Ando only knows up to when Hiro kissed the girl and wonder where he can be. Peter and Kate are now in Montreal at the door depicted in the painting Peter did last week. As they briefly hug, Peter is now teleported in New York which is barren. A flyer is then found on the ground with an evacuation notice and the date, June 14, 2008, the following year...Man, what is going on here? I've tolerated some of the slowness of some of these episodes because I thought they might lead up to something big but this one seemed even more slow that usual. At least Noah is back in his tough-guy mode! That was such a shock when he had to shoot his mentor! I really hope Hiro goes back to present time real soon since his use in the 17th century has mostly been fulfilled. Oh, well, it does bring back David Anders back in Sark (from "Alias") mode so that should provide a little more interest here. Now that the Wonder Twins, Maya and Alejandro, are in the U.S. their story should pick up considerably. Certainly with Sylar still around. Peter and Kate, well, maybe theirs will also pick up next week. Can't wait to get back to Matt and his father. So, in summation, this was pretty fair but please, let's up the excitement come next Monday!

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